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Flood damage and losses hit hundreds of MoT stations

Persistent torrential rains bringing freak floods to the UK in recent weeks, have created havoc at hundreds of MoT premises. With flooding up to several feet in parts of the South West, Somerset, Wales and Thames Valley, many MoT bays have suffered serious damage with in-ground braketesters being an obvious major victim. Numerous insurance claims for replacement equipment are being processed and these costs are only part of the much larger problems faced by the industry in the affected areas. Many weeks of MoT revenue have also been lost, with staff unable to work and more disruption to follow as new equipment is installed.

Ray Calcutt, Managing Director of Boston Garage Equipment commented “the floods seem to have ruined hundreds of MoT braketesters and we have already despatched a large number to affected premises. We despatched 8 units on one day alone and the demand continues daily as premises get back into operation. We have many insurance replacements in hand and over the past weeks our warehouses have worked seven days. Fortunately we hold large stocks of class 4 and 7 models, so we should be able to cope with the exceptional demand”.

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